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Create Your Own Day Retreat


Stress is cumulative, it grows and doesn't go away unless you stop and Be….. When you reduce stress levels you significantly improve health and quality of life. Yoga is possibly the best overall method for stress reduction ever invented.

Retreats are a fundamental technique of Yoga which allow you time and space to be… no distractions.. simply allowing a natural easy intuitive flow of energy to move you. Retreat means to retire to a/your haven, refuge or resort. You can do this right where you are - in the ease and freedom of your own home.


Doing just that could be one of the most relaxing retreats you'll experience (and cheapest). All you need, is to change your routine, do something different. Or do the same things in a different way. This is a simple act that will revitalise you, giving a new perspective and a new lease on life.

Start your Retreat Day with mindfulness. Wake up a little earlier than usual and, before you get out of bed, focus on your breathing by counting 10 long slow and comfortable breaths in and out, holding at the end of the in & out breath for a few seconds. Remember to let your inhalation and exhalation be smooth and relaxed. Then stretch your body from finger tips to toes, then curl your knees to your chest and exhale, inhale and stretch again, exhale curl up again, do this as many times as you feel to. Then stop relax, let go and turn your thoughts to how you'll spend the day, thinking only positive thoughts, embracing the adventure and possibilities of the day ahead.

Once out of bed, stretched, breathed and feeling good :) turn your home/haven into a mini retreat sanctuary - switch off your answering machine and phone, burn your choice of lemon, grapefruit, orange or pine aromatherapy oils, light candles (yes, even in the daytime) and place them around the room you'll be in most of the day. Spend your day reading, journaling, meditating, doing gentle yoga stretches, reflecting and sipping freshly made juices such as apple, lemon and ginger or carrot and apple or, if you want a rosy glow inside and out, juice up some carrot, beetroot and celery together. Don't forget to dilute your juices!

Mid to late afternoon go out into nature: stroll the local walking paths a little further than you normally would, walk along a beach, or sit in the Autumn sun and watch the world go by.

Next day you'll feel totally refreshed with renewed vigour and vitality.










 

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Testimonial
Maya Tampilang
from : Jakarta - Indonesia
Kate Nirlipta is an inspiring beautiful teacher, she taught me how to balance my unbalanced guna's, she gave encouragement with her compassion and I had special emotional moment through her session class. Thank you for guiding me to understand the "Svadhyaya" and the yoga lifestyle about "cleaning the mirror" and "spreading the light". Always love her meditation, relaxation and evening activity. Love the healing power of song "I am the light of my soul" every time I hear the song my heart & soul feels like a blooming lotus flower. I feel so blessed to have you as my teacher and you have helped me to spread my wings…absolutely transforming. Terima kasih banyak ibu cantik. Love always


Robyn Sedgwick
from : Australia
I am delighted to recommend Kate Nirlipta to anyone at all who is interested in experiencing heart based wisdom through embodied yoga. She is simply the best yoga teacher I have been fortunate enough to learn from. Her approach remains influential in my own practice and teaching. Kate first inspired me fifteen years ago to practice yoga. I was an ex dance teacher still grappling with issues resulting from a car accident and a crushed T12. Her sensitive and knowledgable teaching helped me discover a new way of experiencing my self and my body and began my love affair with the transformative power of yoga on all levels. She also introduced me to the incredible practice of Yoga Nidra . Last year in 2012 I attended a yoga teacher training intensive in Bali largely for the opportunity to again learn from Kate. Her mastery as a teacher and her heart felt warmth and compassion was acknowledged and highly valued by all in the course who were wide ranging in age and cultural backgrounds. She embodies her teaching and has encouraged us all to find our own authentic way to do this in our practice and the classes we offer. I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to learn from her and would encourage anyone of any age or experience to take to opportunity to learn from this outstanding teacher.


Jacki, Narooma
from : NSW, Australia
I love yoga with Kate! Yoga day is my favourite day of the week, a special time I dedicate to myself.
Kate has shown me that yoga is so much more than postures and stretches.Her knowledge and experience is shared gently with love and kindness.The Breathing Space studio is filled with loving, healing energy. Natural light floods the room, the birds sing in the garden and the ocean waves area gentle sigh in the distance. A very special place to practice yoga and meditation.
I feel blessed to have found Kate and her classes. Her yoga is the real deal, truly a mind, body and spirit experience. Thank you Kate.


Kate Nirlipta